Supporting education and related programs for the empowerment
of children, youth and their communities in the Asia Pacific

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Myanmar

The Lasallian Foundation supports the developmental and emergency relief projects of the De La Salle Brothers in Myanmar. In 2010, the Brothers celebrated 150 years of working  the last, the lost and the least in this Buddhist country in places such as Yangon (the former capital Rangoon), Pyin U Lwin (formerly known as Maymyo), Kalaw and Lashio. In 1964 when the military junta took control of the country, all schools were nationalised and so the Brothers now concentrate on providing hostel accommodation for poor children to access education. More recently, they established an English and computer training centre.
 

MYANMAR - facts & figures

 

areas we support

The Foundation supports the work of the De La Salle Brothers and lay partners in Myanmar that now follow strict guidelines established by the military junta that governs the country. The Brothers work mainly in the areas of informal education and vocational training.

 

La Salle English and Computer Center (LSECC) - YANGON

LSECC was established in 1996 with its primary focus is to provide poor and disadvantaged young people training in computers and English language. The students have usually completed their Grade 10 matriculation exam. In 2006, LSECC acquired one of the very rare internet connections from the Government. Like most areas, internet access is tightly controlled by the military junta.

The Center has 12 computers to train students in desktop publishing, computer programming, graphic design, hardware repair and maintenance. LSECC also offers a basic level English language course with students graduating with a Government-recognised certification. All courses run fro three months. There 160 students attending the Center.

Due to the success of the LSECC Yangon, the Brothers opened a new LSECC in Pyin Oo Lwin in 2012.

The Brothers also run a number of hostels throughout Myanmar to facilitate young boys to attend local primary and secondary schools.